Welcome to Discovering the Art of Mathematics (DAoM)

Mathematical Explorations students at WSU investigating Maypole patterns

The Discovering the Art of Mathematics project provides a wealth of resources to support faculty in teaching Mathematics for Liberal Arts, including a library of 11 inquiry- based learning books, professional development opportunities, and extensive teacher resources.

In Their Own Words

Perhaps the best way to understand the depth and powerful impact of our project is to hear what the students have to say about their experiences.

Student Quotes - The quotations at right are typical of written responses received as part of student journals, essays and reflections. Many more student quotes can be found in our quote library »

  • Instead of falling asleep listening to lectures I was able to solve problems and make conjectures.

  • The math we're doing is like tricky math. It's no algebra or geometry, it's more complicated, more fun.

  • I went in to this class saying, “I’m not good at math,” and I left this class saying, “I can do math.”

Student Interviews – Conducted as part of end of semester activities, videos help you see and feel the transformative impact of the experience on students.

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Acknowledgements

NSF LogoThis project is based upon work currently supported by the National Science Foundation under NSF1225915 and previously supported by NSF0836943 and a gift from Mr. Harry Lucas.

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.